Kate Spade attends the 2004 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York. Fans of the designer’s quirky bags, and the fashion world, are in shock at her death, aged 55. Photo: AFP

‘Buying a Kate Spade bag was a rite of passage’ – Hongkongers, fashion world pay tribute to designer following her suicide

Like the rest of the world, Hong Kong was seduced by American accessories designer’s quirky handbags – and just as stunned by her death at the age of 55

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Kate Spade attends the 2004 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York. Fans of the designer’s quirky bags, and the fashion world, are in shock at her death, aged 55. Photo: AFP
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